By Repeat Offenders
of the crimes committed in Central New Jersey are committed by
repeat and prolific offenders — those with more than five
felony convictions. And the vast majority of those repeat offenders
in Central New Jersey share at least one type of crime in common
— a drug offense — according to a Gannett New Jersey
review of state conviction records. Starting March 18, 2007 you
can search for any offender by name on the Home News Tribune's
public records site. Visit www.thnt.com/DataUniverse
and click on "NJ Conviction Records" to begin your search.
The records, once available only from courthouse computers or
from Internet information vendors who charged up to $50 a search,
are free to review on DataUniverse.
Sex Offender Registry You Can't See
the so-called "restricted" sex offender registry 41
convicted sex offenders have successfully petitioned the Connecticut
court to limit access to that information. Their status as a sex
offender will be known for "law enforcement purposes only."
The statute says in part that shielded registration is available
when there is a family relationship between the offender and the
victim, and if the court finds that "publication of the registration
information would be likely to reveal the identity of the victim."
At the end of February, there were 4,529 on the public registry.
Another 41 were on the restricted list, according to the executive
officer for the registry, state police Sgt. Samuel Izzarelli.
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May Identify Offenders
Okla.- A new bill is being considered in Tulsa, Oklahoma which
would tell if someone shouldn't be around kids. The place to be
at least Monday afternoon is the playground at Eisenhower International
School. But the school isn't a place where registered sex offenders
should be in or around and at least one parent says she does worry
about that. A proposed law would make it so registered sex offenders
could be identified by their driver licenses if they went into
a school for something like a delivery. Some parents say it’s
a great idea while others aren’t so sure. “It would
be different if the words pedophile were on there-- but sex offender
may be something stupid somebody did in college-- I mean it covers
a huge variety of offenses and to me-- it's too vague-- it's too
big.” “I know they give fake addresses and you don't
know where they are all the time-- and once you show that id then
you'll know they're a registered sex offender.”
More Information Go To: http://www.fox23.com/mostpopular/story.aspx?content_id=9097a809-19a9-4036-9368-e432459eb61e
Firms Form Alliance To Offer Background Checks
Bordes Group and Information
Security Consultants, both located in Florida, have joined
forces to offer employment background screening along with the
other services they have provided for several years. Initially,
the background screening service was offered to fill the gap in
security programs of many of the firm's existing clients. It has
now been expanded and is being offered to additional firms and
agencies that have a need for an inexpensive and easy to access
background screening program.
For More Information
Go To: http://todaysfacilitymanager.com/facilityblog/2007/03/two-firms-form-alliance-to-offer.html
Easy Guns at Ranges Lend
Themselves to Suicides
Yet another gun range is being criticized
after suicides there. Like the fabled Don’s Guns, lots of
gun ranges offer rental firearms to anyone who walks in the door.
And as a result, those gun ranges are seeing gun violence, most
commonly in the form of suicides. Now, this incident is unlike
many other suicides at the firearm range, because in this case,
Hartzel was on the verge of actually obtaining a permit to carry
or possess a gun. In many cases, firearm range owners will simply
rent guns out, even to people who don’t have permits and
haven’t gone through any background checks, for use on the
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Nano Technology Threatens to End Miraculous Growth of Background
An amazing discovery has been made by NASA scientist
who have been researching nano technology applications use as
an unique way of identifying astronaut when they return from trips
to outer space. In a series of test scientist have been successful
identifying specific astronauts with a nano device implanted in
the left arm that can be read from as far as 5 miles away with
new radio way similar to RFID.
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the Guesswork Out of Hiring Call Center Employees
In order to fill your call centers
with the most qualified agents, you need to conduct assessments
and simulations before the interview process even begins. Tossing
a coin may be a good way to start a football game, but it's a
lousy way to select new employees. Yet, tossing a coin is comparable
to the hiring practices of most call centers. Many companies'
processes for screening applicants may seem thorough. But they
tend to suffer from a serious flaw, which is that companies don't
see candidates in action before they hire them. When a company
extends a job offer, the fundamental question remains unanswered:
How will this person perform? Performance is only one uncertainty.
Other questions persist. How does the candidate handle stress?
Hiring practices seldom include observations of call center candidates
under job-related conditions. With one company we worked with,
the performance of the call centers was critical to the overall
company's success. Faced with the continuing need to provide better
service at lower costs in the call centers, they used us to help
them rewrite their approach to screening, assessing and observing
applicants. The success achieved was measurably greater than it
was with the previous method of hiring agents, which was probably
about as good as tossing a coin.
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Partners with British High Commission for Document Verification
New Screening Process to Speed up UK Visa Applications
Maharashtra, India, The British High Commission in India and IntegraScreen™,
an international provider of document and information verification
services, today announced a voluntary scheme to expedite the processing
of visas for travellers to the UK. Applicants for U.K. visas can
now choose to speed up their applications by sending their documents
and related information for verification to IntegraScreen™.
The new scheme also includes VFS, the British High Commission’s
commercial partner, who collect and dispatch visa applications
for the U.K. Customers who wish to use this service – which
is not compulsory – should first complete a form available
from VFS or at http://ukvisas.integrascreen.com. They can then
submit the completed form, and the fee for verification, along
with photocopies of supporting documents, to any VFS application
centre. For customers who wish to go to the UK on a temporary
basis (e.g. students, HSMP), the verification fee is INR 5,900.
For customers who wish to live permanently in the UK, the fee
is INR 10,800. These fees are in addition to the visa fee, and
are not refundable. Supporting documents are those such as educational
qualifications and professional qualifications, employment details,
bank statements and property ownership documents.
More Information Go To: http://www.businesswireindia.com/PressRelease.asp?b2mid=12178
BPO's fight CV fraud
Falsification of resumes, impersonators,
in brief people recruitment is the biggest problem faced by about
15-20% of the IT-ITeS sector. The problem needs to be tackled
at a country level, wherein the government has a unique identification
number like the social security number in the US for every citizen.
Cases of potential employees falsifying resumes exists in all
industries. However screening of employees is more stringent in
BPOs mainly to maintain a secure environment where customer data
is protected and to eliminate information security breaches.To
solve these problems, Nasscom had launched the National Skills
Registry (NSR) in January 2006. The NSR is a centraliszd database
of employees of the IT services and BPO companies, which many
companies use to run background checks on their employees. Currently,
a little over 50,000 employees from around 32 companies including
Satyam, TCS, Genpact, WNS, Wipro and Firstsource have registered
with the NSR, according to Nasscom.
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Wounds 3, Kills Self At California Workplace
HILL, California (AP) -- A disgruntled employee shot and seriously
wounded three co-workers at a menu printing plant Monday before
killing himself as a SWAT team entered the building, authorities
said. The man, about 67, entered Kenyon Press shortly after 9
a.m., walked past a superior and opened fire on three co-workers
with a semiautomatic handgun, police Capt. Mary Risinger said.The
business owner told police the man had indicated he was upset
about a reduction in work affecting all employees, Risinger said.
It was not known how long the gunman had worked there or when
the cutback was announced.
For More Information Go To: http://www.cnn.com/2007/US/03/05/workplace.shooting.ap/index.html
SCREENING IS REAL
increasing at DIA
federal government is stepping up security at Denver International
Airport, implementing random employee screening. In Denver, the
agency recently began random checks of DIA employees moving from
restricted parts of the airport - such as the tarmac - to secure
areas on the other side of the main security checkpoints. DIA's
30,000 workers have to clear extensive background checks and threat
assessments before they're hired, and they must scan their badges
to access different areas of the airport. But they aren't subject
on a daily basis to the same rigid process used to screen passengers.
Under the new program, a group of handpicked TSA workers conducts
searches of employees at unannounced entry points - at undisclosed
times - around the airport. Employees must remove metal objects,
jackets and hats and are subject to a pat-down and screening with
a handheld wand. The checks, which the TSA implemented at more
than 100 U.S. airports, are tailored for every type of employee,
including mechanics, pilots, gate agents and customer service
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UPCOMING CONFERENCES & EVENTS:
National Conference & Expo 2007,
November 8-10, 2007, http://www.cupahr.org/
For Details on Regional Conferences go to http://www.cupahr.org/newsroom/news_template.asp?id=1982
for Human Resource Management (SHRM), Annual Conference,
Las Vegas, NV, June 24-27, 2007, http://www.shrm.org/conferences/annual/
on State Conferences, go to http://www.shrm.org/conferences/state/CMS_004287.asp
Federation of Personnel Management Associations (WFPMA), World
Congress, For Details on International events by date
go to http://www.wfpma.com/dates.html
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